A nature lovers heaven, Glacier National Park is a must to visit. As of today the Traveling Family PNW has had the pleasure of visiting this majestic park twice. Once in the winter and most recently, during the fall season. Out of the two seasons, we would highly recommend visiting in the fall.
In the winter the snow covered park was absolutely beautiful and would make a wonderful snow shoeing adventure. Unfortunately though, it was very difficult to see anything or go very far into the park.
As for the fall season, Glacier is just as beautiful, but with the ability to drive through and see more of the National Park. Driving along the Going To The Sun Road we enjoyed the sublime fall foliage. The mild fall weather also allowed us to safely stop along the road and enjoy short hikes and look out points throughout the park. An added bonus to visiting in the fall is the ability for anyone to enjoy the beauty of the park no matter physical abilities.
While on your visit, don’t forget to stop by the nearby town of Whitefish, Montana. Just 27 miles west of the park, Whitefish is a breathtaking resort town full of family friendly shops and eateries. Stop by to enjoy the town or stay at the Whitefish Mountain Resort while visiting the National Park.
There is so much to do in the Glacier National Park and beyond that a trip anytime of year will be enjoyable for all.
Thank you for reading and happy travels!